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Wooden Howe Truss Bridge, part 2

See part 1 here. The SPJRR Howe Truss Bridge kit usually has stringers for track laid during the construction of the deck. I decided to take a different approach. I wanted a more realistic depiction of the type of stringers real railroads used on wooden bridges and trestles. And, I was going to take advantage […]

Wooden Howe Truss Bridge, part 1

On a whim, I decided I would build a bridge for my (future) garden railroad. I remembered Smith Pond Junction Railroad company’s Howe Truss Bridge kit that I read a review of some time back. And, I love early, complex structures like bridges and trestles. Here are photos and notes on construction of the basic […]